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Scientific Name: Lasionycteris noctivagans

Photo by Merlin Tuttle

Description: The Silver-Haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is has completely black fur, but the tips of each hair is white, giving the bat a frosted, and unique appearance. Females are slightly larger than males. It is an average of 96 mm in length, and ways approximately 8 grams.

Distribution: Map of Silver-Haired Bats in Texas

About the Silver-Haired bat: While this bat is generally considered to be a tree-dwelling bat, it has been found in buildings as well. Colonies are small, around 20 or fewer individuals and this species does hibernate in the winter. Females will usually birth 2 pups.

Status: Least Concern
For more information go to the IUCN Red List Website for the Silver-Haired bat

For more information about the Silver-Haired bat go to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Silver-Haired Bat Fact Sheet

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